Obituary: Rita Martha (Charpentier) McDougall, 88, of East Falmouth, Mass., formerly of Trumbull

Rita Martha (Charpentier) McDougall, age 88, of East Falmouth, MA, passed away July 9, 2013 at Masonicare at Newton.

Mrs. McDougall was born in West Warwick, RI and was a longtime Trumbull resident before retiring to Cape Cod.

She was a longtime parishioner of St. Theresa Church and a member of the Confraternity of the Rosary. She was very active in her retirement at the Cape where she became and accomplished painter and gardener. She volunteered at the voting polls, the library and was an active member of the Falmouth Senior Center.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frederick McDougall III.

She is survived by her two devoted children Frederick (Margi) McDougall IV of Southern Pines, NC, and Beverly (David) Bjorklund of Trumbull, CT; her loving  sister Noella Sidarweck of Monroe;  five cherished grandchildren Bryce Kasuba (Teresa), Shannon (Michael) Rajotte, Johanna Bjorklund ,Linn (John) Lebel and David Bjorklund; two cherished great grandchildren Aubrey and Hayden Rajotte ; her brothers and sisters-in laws Marie Riley of Albuquerque, NM, Helen (Doll) Dingee of Roanoke, VA,  and John (Linda) McDougall of Sun City, FL,  Kate McDougall of Kingston, RI, Billie McDougall of Stratford  and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Directly at St. Theresa Church 5301 Main St. Trumbull. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod 359 Main St. Falmouth, MA 02540.

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